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Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Kevin G. Owens, has been appointed Program Chair for ALFA International’s 2017 International Client Seminar (ICS), to be held March 2 – 5, 2017 at Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club in Aventura, FL. The ICS is ALFA’s premier annual event, and its most comprehensive legal seminar of the year.  This year’s event, Havana Daydreamin’ – Exploring Changing Latitudes and Changing Attitudes in the Law, will explore a variety of issues including globalization, seemingly endless advances in technology, the blurring line between actual science and junk science and other issues in a unique format allowing attendees to select and create their own customized curriculum by selecting presentations from three separate program tracks, and will feature as speakers ALFA attorneys and clients from around the globe. For more information regarding the ICS, please click here.

Kevin G. Owens is co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Product Liability practice group. His civil litigation practice includes the defense and trial of catastrophic injury, consumer and other product liability actions, construction and general negligence actions, and the litigation of commercial disputes in state and federal courts.  His experience also includes litigation of construction product defect actions, and litigation of contract actions at law and equity.  He is also a certified mediator, with a mediation practice focused on civil and commercial disputes involving product liability, complex and catastrophic injury cases, and construction matters.

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. is the exclusive Chicago and northern Illinois member of ALFA International, a premier network of independent law firms.  Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks, with some 150 member firms around the world.  The 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas.  Its 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.  For more information about ALFA, please visit